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5 Women Leaders to Watch Out For in 2024

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Over the past few decades, the realm of leadership has experienced an incredible evolution, with women smashing through conventional barriers to rise to influential
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Over the past few decades, the realm of leadership has experienced an incredible evolution, with women smashing through conventional barriers to rise to influential positions of power. 

In this article, we’re taking a closer look at five incredible women in leadership set to do amazing things in 2024! These powerhouses are not just breaking glass ceilings; they’re shattering them into a million pieces. 

5 women in leadership to watch out for in 2024

1. Jessica O. Matthews: Powering Clean Energy

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First up, we’ve got Jessica O. Matthews, the brains behind Uncharted Power. This social visionary is lighting up off-grid communities with her genius portable solar lanterns. Uncharted Power isn’t just about clean energy; it’s about empowering underserved areas in education, healthcare, and economic opportunities.

In 2024, Matthews is gearing up to expand Uncharted Power’s impact tenfold, reaching millions more across Africa. Her commitment to energy justice is like a beacon, showing the world that access to basic necessities should be a right, not a privilege.

2. Arunma Oteh: Steering Conversations at The RAS

Next on our radar is Arunma Oteh, the powerhouse chairing the Royal African Society. A pro in economic reform, Oteh is all about amplifying African voices on the global stage. Her vision for 2024 includes turning the Royal African Society into more than just a forum. It’s set to become a driving force, tackling issues like climate change, sustainable development, and the rich cultural tapestry of Africa.

Oteh’s leadership is a game-changer, pushing for critical discussions that impact policies and elevate Africa’s potential. 

3. Odunayo Eweniyi: Money Moves with PiggyVest

Now, let’s talk tech with Odunayo Eweniyi, the Co-founder and COO of PiggyVest. This Nigerian tech guru is flipping the script on saving and investing, making it accessible and cool for the younger crowd. PiggyVest isn’t just a platform; it’s a movement with over 4 million users and $2 billion in assets under management, transforming financial inclusion in Nigeria.

Eweniyi’s 2024 vision? Taking PiggyVest on a continental tour, offering new investment options, and championing policies that scream financial inclusivity.

4. Frances Arnold: Chemistry’s Green Revolutionist

Meet Frances Arnold, the Nobel Laureate in Chemistry who’s rewriting the rules. She’s not just a scientist; she’s a game-changer in green chemistry and sustainability. Arnold’s 2024 plan? Pushing the boundaries even further, focusing on solutions for environmental challenges like plastic waste and biofuel production.

Arnold’s work is like a roadmap to a cleaner future, inspiring scientists to step up and tackle the planet’s challenges.

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5. Whitney Wolfe Herd: Tech Disruptor Empowering Women

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Last but certainly not least, let’s talk about Whitney Wolfe Herd, the brains behind Bumble. This tech entrepreneur is flipping the online dating script, giving women the power to make the first move. Bumble isn’t just an app; it’s a global phenomenon reshaping the narrative around connections.

Wolfe Herd’s 2024 vision? Expanding Bumble’s reach beyond dating, potentially diving into social networking or wellness spaces that empower women beyond romance.

What is the role of WILAN?

At WILAN Global, we are inspiring a shift to gender-balanced leadership across all levels of political, economic and public life in Nigeria. These fabulous women leaders around the world are just the tip of the iceberg. Let’s not forget the strength in numbers. While we’re cheering for these incredible women, let’s also back up organizations like WILAN Global. Based in Lagos, Nigeria, we’re all about advancing women in leadership through development programs, mentorship initiatives, and advocacy efforts.

What is the role of women in leadership?

So, what’s our role as women in all this? Simple – raise awareness, amplify women’s voices, and advocate for policies that scream gender equality. Every action, from sharing these stories to mentoring young women, has the potential to shape a more inclusive and equitable future.

Let’s not just admire these remarkable women; let’s turn that admiration into action. Learn from their wisdom, support their endeavors, and work together to build a world where every woman has the opportunity to lead, innovate, and shape the future.

Here’s to making 2024 a year of collaboration, empowerment, and transformative change, fueled by the incredible power of women leading the way. The future is bright, and it’s all thanks to the energy, vision, and courage of women like those we’ve celebrated today. So, let’s join hands, amplify their voices, and together, create a world where every woman can stand tall and lead the way. 

And hey, don’t forget to keep an eye out for these women in leadership making waves in 2024!

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